This work offers complete coverage of all of Africa's 49 countries. The travel market to Africa is very broad, and we've shifted emphasis in this edition by taking the guide from a shoestring to a multicountry guide. Expert authors have contributed special chapters including a Development in Africa chapter by specialist Michela Wrong, a Safari and Wildlife chapter by specialist David Andrew and a Music chapter by Jane Cornwell. This work features: more than 200 detailed maps; useful Language chapter; and vital health and safety tips. It provides all you need to know about sustainable travel and volunteering opportunities.Who We Are:At Lonely Planet, we see our job as inspiring and enabling travelers to connect with the world for their own benefit and for the benefit of the world at large.What We DoWe offer travelers the world's richest travel advice, informed by the collective wisdom of over 350 Lonely Planet authors living in 37 countries and fluent in 70 languages.We are relentless in finding the special, the unique and the different for travellers wherever they are.We update our guidebooks by visiting thousands of places in person to get the details right and tell it as it is.We always offer the trusted filter for those who are curious, open minded and independent.We challenge our growing community of travelers; leading debate and discussion about travel and the world.We tell it like it is without fear or favor in service of the travelers; not clouded by any other motive.What We BelieveWe believe that travel leads to a deeper cultural understanding and compassion and therefore a better world.